Quoted from Bud:
Pinside is so toxic and harsh it’s unbelievable.
DAD MOMENT HERE:
There are 3 great people pictured there at JJP and most comments are so disrespectful it’s disgusting. I would be embarrassed to have friends that make comments like I’ve seen on here.
Instead of bashing people for the clothes and glasses they have, how about a little respect like keep your beak shut if you don’t have anything nice to say.
Pinsiders say things like they want innovation and new ideas in pinball, yet poke fun at the very designers and manufacturers they want these things from. Kinda makes it hard to want to come into to work and innovative/create new ideas when all people do is talk trash on a personal level.
I remember the comments when DI was revealed and it was appalling just like this tread is. These people put a ton of work in these machines just to have a group of nobodies try to tear down the hobby.
Age and choice of clothes have nothing to do with pinball. When one sees that pic of those three guys, you should see history in the making or at the very least excitement of what lay ahead.
I’m sure there will be mockers and downvotes at my statement, but those mockers know it’s the truth.
Have a little respect.
I’ll never understand this whole thing of being offended because you imagined a grown ass man is so fragile his feelings are hurt by a comment on the internet that they don’t know exists. I think a legend like Ritchie deserves to a proper promo shot and announcement and not just a random cell phone pic on the front lawn Monday morning before the guy has had a cup of coffee. People call it like they see it, maybe JJP should have paid the man a little more respect. This looks like when a failing sports team gives the aging star player a front office job and you know they are just using him as a distraction from their losing season.